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Sylas getting even more changes in League of Legends Patch 9.13

Published: 18/Jun/2019 7:56 Updated: 18/Jun/2019 8:50

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have detailed more of the changes coming in League of Legends Patch 9.13, with buffs planned for Sylas after his win rate took a significant hit with Patch 9.12.

Sylas has fluctuated back and forth since his release, with Riot seemingly struggling to find a middle ground that they’re happy with. He’s often been a popular pick at the professional level, but so far attempts to tone down his power in pro play have hurt his online ranked win rate more than Riot are clearly hoping for.

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The latest update, Patch 9.12, attempted to curb some of the more powerful elements of his kit for pro play without being too harmful for the majority of the player base, but on the latter point at least they seem to have failed,  with Sylas dropping to just a 41% win rate.

Riot GamesSylas has proven awkward to balance between the pro level and the rest of the player base.

For 9.13, Riot will be taking another pass at finding the sweet spot for Sylas with some more adjustments. The damage nerfs on his Chain Lash (Q) are set to be reverted entirely, while the hit to minion damage on his passive is being softened from a 70% reduction to a 50% reduction.

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His E ability, Abscond/Abduct, is getting a more significant change, with the shield removed entirely but a variety of other adjustments to help make up for it. His ultimate is also seeing some nerfs.

Sylas isn’t the only champion in line for changes in Patch 9.13. Lead gameplay designer Mark ‘Riot Scruffy’ Yetter also revealed that several other champions and items are due for adjustments in the next patch.

Champion Buffs

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  • Sylas
  • Syndra
  • Ornn
  • Tristana
  • Leona

Champion Nerfs

  • Sejuani
  • Karma
  • Sivir
  • Sona

Item changes

  • Randuin’s Omen – Buff
  • Essence Reaver – Nerf

Patch 9.13 is looking set to be a fairly major one for balance, with Riot already detailing significant changes to Akali, as well as Tahm Kench and Swain, that are expected for the update.

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The next patch is also expected to introduce new champion Qiyana, who is currently in testing on the Public Beta Environment (PBE) to the live servers, so players can likely expect a notable meta shift when the update arrives.

It is worth noting, however, that nothing is final until the patch goes live, so any changes detailed so far could be subject to change.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.